(re: Sierra Site and History) Roberta and I were in Oakhurst for Thanksgiving. It was a quick trip, so we didn’t get to see anyone except Roberta’s parents.
We hadn’t been there for 10 years, and were curious to see what had changed. Not much. The Sierra buildings are still there – the brown building on the left as you come into town, that is now a medical building, is still there. That building was built for us. When subleased a bunch of it when we hit our trouble times around 1983. When we started growing again, we had to move elsewhere – and built a huge warehouse looking building, that is now Sierra Telephone, a few blocks from the center of town. The Talking Bear was even still there.
We noticed at breakfast (at the Kettle) that our waitress was the same as we had our last meal there. We were VERY homesick. It was a great place to live.
There is a hotel in the town; the Chateau Du Sureau, which we still own part of. It’s expensive, but if you’re ever in Oakhurst (near Yosemite), check it out. There isn’t a finer small hotel anywhere.